Letter Re: Survive or Prevail?

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I wanted to share the following with you. It really made me stop and think. I just finished reading G. Gordon Liddy’s book "When I Was A Kid, This Was A Free Country." It is a very good read. Chapter seven is titled "Survive Or Prevail," and in it he makes an excellent point. Do we want to survive, or prevail? The dictionary says that "to survive" means merely "to continue to live or exist." Yet the definition of "prevail" means "to overcome; to gain the victory or superiority; to gain the advantage; to have the upper hand, or the mastery; to win; to triumph; to be victorious." Being a survivor and surviving a SHTF situation is not a bad thing, but we are capable of, and should try for much more. We may indeed end up just surviving, but as my Dad used to say: "Shoot for the stars and you might hit the moon. Shoot for the moon, and you might hit your foot." We should all be aiming to be "prevailers." - Gung-Ho

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